Bill from CMR Claims Department for Drop Line

I just received a bill for $1005.25 from CMR Claims Department. When grading my gravel driveway over a month ago, I snagged the FIOS line with the tractor and ripped it out of the ground. I was about 2 feet off the driveway and was raking some loose gravel back onto the driveway. I reported the cut immediately. Verizon responsed quickly and placed a temporary line above ground. I met the service tech on site and showed him where the cut was, and remarked that it sure isn't buried very deep, between 2 and 3 inches in the ares I measured.. He agreed.

A few weeks later they came back and buried the temporary line.

Checking the code of Virginia and the Virginia Cable Telecommunications Association guidelines for proper cable burial depth, the tables indicate a minimum depth of 6 inches for a drop line.image


I'm rather angry about being charged over $1000 for damage to a cable that was not properly installed to begin with. Please advise how we can remedy this. The cable would not have been cut if it was at the proper depth.

Re: Bill from CMR Claims Department for Drop Line

Hi wwdaves,

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